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Nov 24, 2012 5:00am PST
. something very important to new york city mayor michael bloomberg, who will join us to talk about it in our next half hour. >>> then an unusual punishment for a convicted killer in oklahoma. a teenager was sentenced to spend ten years in church after pleading guilty to manslaughter. the ruling has sparked a legal dispute and we'll hear from both sides in that case. >>> a bit later, we'll switch gears with a look at tonight's power ball jackpot drawing. there are 325 million reasons or so to buy a ticket. it is one of the biggest jackpots in history. did you buy one? will you buy one? >> i am going to play and then i am going to pray. >> i like that strategy. i like it. >> we'll see if it works this time. >>> we do want to begin with the death of actor larry hagman. msnbc's thomas roberts is here with a lot more on that. good morning. >> he truly was a one of a kind. larry hagman will forever be remembered for iconic role as j.r. ewing on the primetime drama "dallas." the character was a scheming business cheat, an unfaithful husband, and a larger than life texan. it was all of those qualiti
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Nov 27, 2012 7:00am PST
the city's biggest crane as it caught fire towering above the university of technology there. a 65-foot crane arm came crashing down on to a nearby building. no one was seriously injured, and the crane's driver is being credited with swinging the arm away from the busy street below. that guy is a hero. it is 7:14 right now. backer of the savannah, matt, and al. scary moments there. >> no question. thanks very much. >> we're going to get some snow around here. >> that's right. >> what happened? >> well, a little laryngitis. >> oh, my goodness. a lot of laryngitis. >> okay. >> i don't think it's -- i don't think it's at all contagious. >> okay. do the weather. >> let's take you a look. >> that's good. go ahead. >> let's go to reading, pennsylvania, to show you what we've got. we've got a little light snow, wet snow falling. some of the roadways covered. that's about it. here's what we've got. a frontal system pushing its way and low pressure along it. rain to the south and colder air there's light snow developing. as the day goes on, we look for the snow to get a little bit heavier a
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Nov 21, 2012 7:00am PST
. this will be a familiar scene for people in the city and around this country about a decade ago, this was a regular tactic used by palestinian militants. they haven't seen it in a while. the last bomb blast was in 2004. it's likely to at least complicate some of the discussions that have been going on trying to reach a cease-fire. we had thought they were near a cease-fire last night. it turns out that they were not. today hamas called this a heroic attack. matt? >> stephanie gosk in tel aviv. a man mow hadean is in gaza. good morning to you. >>. >> good morning, matt. what a difference 24 hours make. yesterday, the palestinian people in gaza woke up to the news that a truce could be signed by the end of the day. on wednesday morning, they woke up to the sound of more shelling, a higher death toll and the news that a cease-fire could be reached. it's not happening any time soon. >> there were talks of peace late into the night. but in gaza, it was anything but quiet. while factions traded fire, secretary of state hillary clinton arrived to the region to broker a truce. meeting t
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Nov 26, 2012 7:00am PST
city, portland oregon, news channel 8, looking for fog and daytime sunshine. a lot of wet weather in that neck of the woods. for today, clouds and no big problems. wet weather down through the gulf coast, severe weather later this evening. snow showers back through the northern plains and . >>> 8:05 on a back to work cyber monday. we are looking good here in sunol where the fog is burning off. we have thick pockets out there. the thickest fog is located on the peninsula from san mateo to santa rosa. less than .25 of a mile visibility. that fog will clear. we will see a nice sunny finish. temperatures in the mid-60s. 67 in livermore. 66 degrees in san francisco. rain moves in on wednesday. >> and that's your latest weather. savannah? >> all right, al. thanks. coming up next, from fashion to travel, to the hottest technology, we'll let you in on the biggest bargains this cyber monday right after this. ♪ ♪ the truth about mascara is... it clumps. introducing a revolutionary new mascara. clump crusher...crusher. 200% more volume. zero clumps. new clump crusher from easy, breezy, beau
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Nov 21, 2012 2:05am PST
on a 777. do a concert in seven different cities. >> right. she invited a whole bunch of press people and that stuff on this private plane. >> and fans. >> it was going to be all fun. apparently because of according to some journalists because of her tardiness, the plane ends up sitting on the tarmac and she never granted anybody warrants. they were complaining she was shopping while they were sitting on the plane waiting. anyway, it bothered one australian deejay that he thought the prudent thing to do was strip naked and run down the aisle of the plane filled with journalists and fans. so he's streaking. >> at least something's happening. >> anyway, they seem happy. >> look -- whoa! yeah, baby. >> a lot is happening there. >> looks like he's holding on to his manhood while he's doing it. sometimes that can hurt, if you know what i mean. why god made jock straps, so you wouldn't have accidents like that. that is not a plane i would want to be on for seven days. >> does not look fun at all. >> they're tweeting people going, help us, save us! >> it sounds like a good idea at the
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Nov 28, 2012 7:00am PST
at a store in new york city where tickets are probably a hot commodity. andrea, good morning. >> reporter: yes, they are. this is a big deal. selling hundreds of tickets every hour. people started lining up at 5:00 a.m., and this jackpot, it just keeps growing. it's grown $175 million in just the last three days alone. >> ticket sales are expected to top a whopping $1 billion by tonight's drawing where a single winner could walk away with a cash prize worth $327 million before taxes. >> there you go. good luck. >> i would take my entire family on a cruise around the world. >> a sports car for me. >> aston martin. >> i'll pinch myself. >> reporter: and it's not just the lucky winners who win big. $1 of every $2 powerball ticket goes to the state covering lottery overhead and supporting programs like education. the federal government also hits the jackpot, taking a quarter of the winner's earnings in taxes and, yes, there's more. states and cities can take an additional 5% to 12%. a new york city winner would pay the highest taxes, but lucky winners in eight states may no state
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Nov 22, 2012 2:05am PST
. >> yes. >> you love sharing this, beloved new york city. >> going to go to radio city, such fun for the kids, you guys have ever not gone, they give you 3-d glasses, see like 10,000 santas coming at you, the kids go crazy, probably try to go friday matinee. >> awesome, awesome. >> we had fun with anderson cooper, had fun the few days ago, like everyone is just hearing about our party. >> just aired yesterday. >> that's right. >> anderson cooper did something he has never, ever done on national television before. he had a couple of sips of the sauce, okay? and he is one lightweight. we have never seen anything like it except for when i was in high school. >> we thought he was kidding. no. >> anyway, this is how he did -- how it went down. >> so to speak. >> i'm so excited, hoda and kathie lee are here, having a lot of fun. i am drunk. it is sad but true. i'm like, during the break, i'm like eating chicken, like chicken. >> don't drink that much, do we? >> yes. >> okay. there's a new -- one of my favorite networks is tlc. >> favorite what? >> networks, tlc. >> tlc. >> tlc. oh, my god.
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Nov 25, 2012 6:00am PST
mix and some scattered snow showers across montana into wyoming and also rapid city dealing with some frozen precipitation that is sleet and freezing rain. elsewhere the rest of the country, especially the southern half of the country and the east coast does look fine for all the travelers out there. erica, carl? >> we will have the rest of your forecast in just a moment. >>> first up, though, msnbc's thomas roberts for the morning's other top stories. thomas, good morning. >>> good morning to you. good morning, everybody. a deadly tragedy is under investigation in bangladesh. at least 112 people killed on saturday in a fire that raged through a factory that makes clothing for export to the united states. the building had no emergency exits, trapping many of the victims. rescuers think more bodies could be found today. >>> two maintenance workers were hurt when a flash fire broke out saturday at the state department headquarters in washington. the fire started on the 8th floor while crews were doing duct work. one worker has life threatening injuries. >>> on a different note today, ex
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Nov 29, 2012 7:00am PST
cold and clear here in new york city, but out west, people are dealing with menacing weather, al. >> that's right, and it's going to be lasting right through the weekend, savannah. we are talking about our trends in the pacific northwest. you can see there's a big upper level low spinning here with a very powerful front attached to it. as it pushes in, we've also got a subtropical jetstream bringing in pacific moisture. you combine it all and we're looking at a lot of rain. this is the futurecast radar. you can see during the day today, the rain gets heavier and heavier, mountain snows start developing. here's what we're looking for for the next 72 hours. generally, anywhere from 4 to 8 inches of rain from central california into the pacific northwest. look at some of these rainfall amounts. as much as 15 inches of rain in central and northern california, plus there's mountain snow to talk about, the cascade mountains, the sawtooth, the tetons, the sierra mountains and mt. shasta could see anywhere from 1 to 1 1/2 feet of snow. matt? >> all right, al. thank you very much. we're g
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Nov 27, 2012 2:05am PST
radio city, by the way, riveted, riveted. >> it's always a great show. >> ella, being 2 -- >> it's a visual feast. always something to look at. no moment for them to get at all bored. they love their auntie hoda. when you don't have children and it's nothing but nonstop children, it's so joyful but exhausting, isn't it? >> i know it sounds trite, but for a short moment i understood what it's like to have two kids. for a minute. my mom's laughing, i know, but the point is, you realize to go take a shower takes time. they are there and you can't just go in the shower, even if you're dying for a shower. then when you're in, auntie hoda, are you coming out? i get it, a little. not a lot. >> and you want a dog? >> yes, i'm getting a dog soon. >> wait till you get that dog and how your life will change. >>> everyone's talking about on lifetime last night at 9:00 sharp, people were watching "liz and dick" about elizabeth taylor and richard burton. i turned it on. this was supposed to be lindsay lohan's comeback. looked a lot like liz taylor. >> i didn't see the show. we're going to show som
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Nov 24, 2012 2:05am PST
city. >> right. >> so, what kind of look are you going for here? >> what kind of look? i guess anything different than what i'm looking now. >> and you're single. we have a lot of men watching here. what are you looking for? >> i just want a man with a job and doesn't live with his mom. >> i think we will find that after this makeover. okay. are you ready to get a little glam? >> i am. >> how hard can it be to find one of those? she is here with her sister, kim, friends angie and mark. keep on the blindfolds, one last look at nicole before and bring out nicole jordan. my god, wow. >> you guys take off -- stay right there. and take them off. >> she's gonna freak. >> turn around, nicole, take one look back here in the mirror, hon. >> oh, my god. >> you look beautiful. >> she is getting kleenexes. you look beautiful. >> jiminy cricket. >> we don't cry in kentucky. >> sweetie, spin right around and look right there -- oh, you look beautiful. >> what a job. >> i tell you. >> this is a layered haircut and played with the highlights, accent the layers to make everything more -- just more alive
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Nov 28, 2012 2:05am PST
? >> that's ridiculous. >> yeah, she filed a lawsuit against her ex. the city of chicago and united airlines and anybody she can find where the ex works. >> that's really terrible. >> it really is. i don't think she should be held accountable, but i guess legally she is. >> i've gotten my share of parking tickets throughout my life. >> hoda has a story here. >> when i was in college at virginia tech, i almost didn't graduate because i had so many parking tickets, but in my defense, i worked for the campus radio show, i had to cover breaking news. i was always busy. >> on campus. >> yeah, stuff happening. i'd leave the car and come back and shove it in the glove compartment. >> ultimately, you have to pay or they won't give you your diploma, which i learned. >> which you didn't learn. >> i repeat my behavior. i have a problem. when i got to new orleans, i did the same thing. i used to live in the french quarter. you'd take a padlock for your parking space and lock it behind you. it was like old-fashioned. i would get off work so late, i was scared. i didn't want to go in there 11:00
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Nov 22, 2012 7:00am PST
oklahoma city. but then that front moves through and temperatures take a big dip, dropping down into the 40s and 50s. that's your latest weather, your local forecast right after this. >>> good morning to you. i want to start with a live picture, beautiful, clear conditions over the greater bay area. this is sunol. we have no problems in terms of weather delays right now at any local airports and just getting to grandma's house, maybe you're traveling into the central valley, we're looking good. 68 in livermore, 66 in san jose. the next couple days temperatures staying nice and comfortable from everybody here at nbc bay area, happy thanksgiving. >>> and that's your latest weather. natalie, willie? >> looking good out there. we're going to have much more from the parade. the 86th annual macy's thanksgiving day parade, include some of the performers. we're just getting started. first, this is "today" on nbc. >>> coming up, martha stewart and giada de laurentiis whip up a thanksgiving feast. into their, their name on the door, and their heart into their community. small business saturday
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Nov 23, 2012 7:00am PST
livermore, 70 san jose and 70 in redwood city. beautiful conditions continue into the first part of the weekend. >> and that's your weather. >>> imagine a place that's so silent, you can hear your heartbeating and your lungs filling with air. it might sound like science fiction, but it is actually a place here on earth, recognized by the folks at guinness as the quietest place on earth. gary sanders took a trip inside. >> reporter: in the chaos of our world where there's seemingly no escape from noise, petty officer third class nick hair wanted complete silence. for the last nine months, he bunked feet below the deck of the uss abraham lincoln. >> it is loud and noisy. it is like living under a roller coaster. >> reporter: at orfield labs in minneapolis, in a chamber the guinness book of world records says is the quietest place on earth, where you can literally hear a pin drop, this sailor asked for an escape. >> okay. get settled in. world's quietest room. cool. >> reporter: i endured the chamber for just five minutes. there's like intense pressure, like in a car driving up a mount
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Nov 29, 2012 2:05am PST
? >> we were in new york city waiters and actually i used to work at bank of america right over here, right there, and i used to go to dean & deluca and sit here and look at the tree and be bitter. >> did you ever think one day you would be drinking whisky at 10:00 in the morning with hoda and kathie lee? >> whisky at 10 in the morning happened, too. >> singing at the lighting of the christmas tree? >> chris, we are so happy for you. >> honestly, i heard you sing today and i was like, oh, my gosh, you are my new favorite male voice on the planet. >> wow. >> chris, have a great time >> thank you. >> cheers. >> thank you. >> merry christmas. ? all the makeness to you and laura. she's adorable. >> where are you going with our powerball? >> bye. see you guys. if you win, share. okay. >> speaking of "the voice "christina was in mourning. she no longer that is a team. des her guy is gone. >> there's no way he can get back? that's it. >> it's over. so every other coach has two competitors left. christina has no team left. >> she'll sit there like a lump and have nothing to do. >> >> don't s
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Nov 23, 2012 2:05am PST
. >> thank you for coming to see us. >> "silver linings play book" opens in select cities today and nation-wide on november 21st. >>> coming up, david mazejewski salutes thanksgiving with all american animals. >> from animal kingdom, remember? . along the way. ♪ ♪ a portion of every bottle that they sell goes to fight ♪ ♪ breast cancer and i think that's swell. ♪ ♪ the more you take, the more they'll pay, ♪ ♪ so make them write a big check today. ♪ ♪ and if you're feeling a little slow, ♪ ♪ then 5-hour energy will help you go. ♪ ♪ so buy a bottle of pink lemonade and ♪ ♪ you can help fight breast cancer today. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the gift of all day pain relief. this season, discover aleve. all day pain relief with just two pills. >>> here's sara with a few questions from our facebook folks. >> you always joke about snacking, hoda, what's your go-to snack right now? >> poptarts, blueberry-iced poptarts. i've been devouring them. i mentioned them to a friend. there's a case in my office. i'm scared, because in a box there a
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Nov 29, 2012 4:00am PST
. ♪ >> so beautiful. new york city mayor michael bloomberg did the honors, flipping the switch on more than 30,000 l.e.d. lights covering the 80 foot norway spruce from mount olive, new jersey. incidentally, that tree survived hurricane sandy. the rockefeller center tree tradition began in 1931 when workers building the center put up the very first one. >>> all right, breaking news overnight. actress lindsay lohan is in trouble with the law yet again. she was arrested early this morning at a new york city nightclub, charged with assault. police say lohan hit another woman in the face during an argument at the club. the victim did notave to go to the hospital. lohan was booked at a nearby police station. of course, it was just days ago, sunday in fact, when lohan's made-for-tv movie "dick & liz" premiered to mostly bad reviews. >>> all right, let's head back down to the plaza because we want another look at the tree, and dylan as well. she has the rest of your weather channel forecast. good morning once again. >> forget me, it's all about the tree, and there will be tons of people
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Nov 22, 2012 4:00am PST
russell westbrook hit a fading jumper, there he goes, off the clippers, and oklahoma city beat los angeles 117-111. >>> in college basketball, fourth-ranked michigan made a second half comeback at the nit semifinals. the wolverines beat pittsburgh. to advance to the championship game. >>> and then, the moment you've all been waiting for. i know bill has. he's sitting here champing at the bit. >> trying to figure out how to spend time with my family, too, at the same time. >> oh, you'll be fine. they're all going to be watching, too. >> yeah, right. >> this is the thanksgiving triple-header we're talking about, starting with the houston texans at the detroit lions at 12:30 eastern. then there's the washington redskins at the dallas cowboys at 4:25 eastern, and then bill's game, the prime timeline-up between the new england patriots and the new york jets at 8:20 right here on nbc. >> i'll be watching and very tired tomorrow morning. >> absolutely. >>> a former model for "the price is right" just won the ultimate showcase. brandi cochran was awarded $8.5 million in a wrongful terminat
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Nov 28, 2012 4:00am PST
of california, ft. bragg, eureka, all the way to crescent city, inland areas will get drenched. it looks like the rain is creeping towards san francisco as we speak. how much rain? we have the potential to end up with inches of rain along the northwest coastal areas, possibilities of three to six inches. that could cause some flooding concerns in the days ahead. as far as the forecast is going to go, eventually this system is going to sprawl out and affect all areas from the northwest to southern california. make sure everyone has their umbrella handy and maybe a little patience as you're driving through the rain. soaked roads the highest of elevations. not going to get a lot of beneficial snow at the ski resorts out of this one. lynn, as i mentioned, these trees get donated every year. if you want to donate one, it has to at least be 75 feet tall and about 35 feet wide. >> okay. >> those are your measurements to work with. >> i'm going to have to move out of the city for that one. thanks so much. >>> don't miss tonight's star-studded holiday special, the lighting of the christmas
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Nov 23, 2012 4:00am PST
san francisco next month and if it's successful the program will expand to other big cities like boston, new york and chicago. >>> some incredible sports highlights are straight ahead, plus just 12 short years ago it was billed as the tallest and fastest wooden coaster, but now no more. we're going to tell you why. >>> weekend forecast is definitely talking about the big chill. all those details coming up. you're watching "early today." >>> well, good morning. some other stories making news across america now. hundreds of volunteers helped serve thousands of men, women, and children in need of a traditional thanksgiving dinner at the midnight mission in los angeles. it was a festive atmosphere for the diners, many of whom are homeless. legendary actor dick van dyke who helps out every year says serving at the mission makes his holiday. >>> meanwhile, in sacramento, nearly 28,000 runners and walkers took part in the 19th annual run to feed the hungry race. it raises hundreds of thousands of dollars for the sacramento food bank. >>> east and west coasters took to the streets thanks
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Nov 27, 2012 4:00am PST
. >> he knows it sells. >>> and this comes to us from kfor news 4 in oklahoma city where one granny's hot pursuit of a robbery suspect helped police get their man. margaret mcdonald shouted stop thieves when she spotted a group of men stealing a large tv from a home. well, the 42-year-old then gave the thieves a chase in her power chair. she kept up with one suspect until he hopped a fence, but police made the arrest because margaret was able to tell them which direction he ran in. she's got good eyes there. >>> well, i'm lynn berry and this is "early today," just your first stop of the day, today on your nbc station. >>> in nepal one hiker's trash is another's artwork. artists have been creating an exhibit using around 1.5 tons of trash that's collected from the slopes of mt. everest. that's a good idea. hikers are required to remove garbage that they produce in their treks up the mountain, but junk is often left behind. they create artworks with it. >> oh, i got it. >> it's made from tents, gas cans and other trash. the pieces are being sold to benefit preservation groups. >>> well,
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Nov 21, 2012 4:00am PST
the southern israeli city of bare shea but near gaza. if this is connected to the current conflicted, there's no confirmation at this point that it is, but this would show a change in tactics from the current tactics being used which is rocket launches from gaza into israel. this comes as secretary of state hillary clinton is here trying to negotiate a ceasefire. she and other senior diplomats from around the world, u.n. secretary ban ki moon as well, trying to come to an agreement. this occurs just when people were thinking a ceasefire could be in the cards. so if this is connected, this could potentially make a ceasefire negotiation more difficult, but also we're being told police are hunting for a suspect. currently, though, no arrests have been made and no one has claimed credit for the attack. >> chapman bell for us live in tel aviv. thanks so much. >>> we go now to the mayor of jerusalem. secretary of state hillary clinton spent time in jerusalem. mr. mayor, thank you for joining us. how confident are you that this can happen? >> it's very clear that it's short term since the l
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Nov 26, 2012 4:00am PST
making news across america. we'll begin with a new orleans fire that torched an entire city block, leaving five families homeless. 100 firefighters battled the raging six-alarm inferno for over an hour before gaining control. in all the blaze destroyed five buildings and left several other structures severely damaged. >>> next to michigan where a police dash cam captured a roadside explosion. the couple inside that minivan escaped unarmed but they have some explaining to do. police believe the blaze has the markings of a meth lab fire. the vehicle is being checked for components used to cook methamphetamines. >>> motorists in oregon had to deal with a different kind of danger on one roadway. a driver was left dangling over an hour after crashing through a guardrail on an overpass. he hung upside down while firefighters secured his truck to a fire track. the driver was later arrested for dui. >>> a former cheerleader flipped out in a major way. this is enough to make you dizzy. over 20,000 people at the university of texas at el paso cheered as this u.s. army lieutenant performed 4
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Nov 27, 2012 4:30am PST
few city blocks to arizona. like i said, it's quite a large crime scene and it's only been within maybe the past 30 minutes, 15 minutes where police have brought out this light which gives us a sense they're going to be out here for a while. reporting live here in milpitas, bob redell, "today in the bay." >>> today the san jose city council will address the controversial proposal that would allow biologists to shoot birds at mineta san jose airport. since 2009 the airport has had 180 bird strikes. the most serious incident happened in january of that year when a united airlines plane injested birds into its engine. seagulls and other birds like the open grassy space near the runways. right now they're not allowed to shoot away the birds because the city municipal code forbids it. they hope they will amend the code so they can use firearms. >> the flash bangs and whatever they use is the real key. i know people don't like to hear that but maybe they'll get the message. >> if approved, they will undergo training before they're cleared to shoot. >>> the 15-year-old suspect linked to
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Nov 21, 2012 4:30am PST
city will not stop them from giving up their fight. the board of supervisors voted last night 6-5 to approve the ban. nudists immediately stripped down in protest. they say the board is infringing on their right but some passing by city hall agree they should cover up. okay, we thought we'd hear from them, we'll work on that. they quickly tried to cover them up. the nudity ban must pass one more reading at city hall. there's also a court challenge and if it survives that, then nudity ban will go into effect on february 1st. >>> board of supervisor also approved an ordinance that will make san francisco home to the nation's smallest apartments. the micro units will be just 220 square feet. that includes, get this, a kitchen, a bathroom and closet space. look at the closet. goal is to create more affordable housing options in the city where the average rent for a studio is currently $2,000. >> and you know the silver lining for such a small apartment, less interior designing. >> i guess so. >> one picture, you're good. 4:43 now. could a strike at one of the nation's largest retailers d
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Nov 27, 2012 5:00am PST
creek that runs through the middle of town. the city has made sandbags available free of charge. there's a big pile of sand so residents can come here, fill up the bags in preparation for the storm expected to start tomorrow. the last time there was a problem with flooding here was in 2008. but the real devastating flood was december of 2005 when the creek flooded the downtown streets and many local businesses were under water. the reason the next storm is a concern is because in the north bay they're expecting 4 inches of rain and those are exactly the kinds of conditions that can spell trouble. the city is doing what they can. storm drains have been cleared and crews are ready to keep them clear. downtown businesses don't have the sandbags out just yet but we are expecting people to come by and fill up these sandbags. >>> new this morning, all access on and off treasure island is blocked right now due to a police standoff going on between officers and an armed suspect. san francisco pd has a suspected armed car thief cornered, but he's threatened to kill himself. the standoff
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Nov 29, 2012 4:30am PST
all of the city's storm water pumps just to makeuring. >> certainly we're prepared for it. so if it does get worse we'll have crews ready to go and be there to respond. >> all the wet weather made driving treacherous out on highway 17 in the santa cruz mountains. with more wet weather on the way, the chp right now reminding everybody to please just slow it down. >> yeah, clearing your own gutters and whatever you can do as well to prepare, because there's more coming our way. we want to check the forecast now with meteorologist christina loren. >> yeah, we've got a lot more coming our way. good morning to you, jon and laura. good morning to you at home. let's go ahead and talk about what we do have out there right now. not much. a little batch of very light rain to the north of santa rosa. we're another one pushing toward novato the next few minutes so keep that in mind. as we progress throughout the day it's mostly going to be dry, especially areas to the south of the golden gate bridge. i did want to draw your attention just to the west of tracy. we have an unstable air mass overh
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Nov 23, 2012 8:00pm EST
bernie, the new york city police commissioner nominated by president bush to be part of his department of all land -- homeland security. they didn't vett him carefully because later he pleaded tuilty to -- guilty to fraud. or the designation as secretary of labor that had to be withdrawn the next week because a woman gave her some money and it may or may not have been illegal. but she had misled the vetters, and they threw her under the bus. after the governor romney campaign, there may be a new set of questions. it is a difficult thing if you are nominated to a prestigious post as an officer of the united states. the most important part happens in the senate. for instance, bill clinton wanted to support -- appoint robert reich. robert founded intimidating to be at hearings in front of the senate. he wrote a book called lost in the cabinet. these are sometimes known as murder boards. you can see why it is called that. he is explaining in his book, the preparation and his aides helping him get to the nomination process and practicing with him. i am planning for a confirmation
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Nov 20, 2012 11:00pm EST
as of last year more people live in cities and that trend is accelerating. if you like in societies like africa, what does that mean in terms of demographics or resources? these changes will accelerate and we need to be better prepared for the across-the-board. those are three large general chunks we should focus on. >> was focused a little tighter for a minute. you have been quoted as saying that there are very likely as many or more spies working against u.s. interests inside the u.s. during the cold war, which was a head snapping quote when i read it. who are these people and what are they after? >> i don't know that. i've been on the government for six years, but if you look at the value of intelligence, importance of intelligence in the expenditures of resources by china, by russia, but others and look for them is one of the biggest is. well it's the u.s. not only national security secrets, the commercial seats as be of much of can be gleaned or stolen from cyberspace. it is a dire threat in part because we shifted so much attention, so much resource and the counterterrorism ar
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Nov 26, 2012 6:00am PST
to take a while for the fog to lift. this is foster city, a live picture of the san mateo bridge. you can see people are driving quickly through the fog, give yourself plenty of extra time and don't drive any faster than you can see ahead of you. you have pretty good visibility in compare sub to parts of the bay area where there is no visibility. you've got 200 feet in parts of the bay area. this is san jose where it's completely clear for now. but what i'm noticing is you're also dropping off from 10 to 8 miles over the past ten minutes and we'll drop off throughout the morning hours. right now the fog is the thickest right at the mouth of the delta in fairfield. also napa, santa rosa, up and down the peninsula, you'll encounter deep pockets of fog, especially once you get past 92. that's where it starts to thicken up in particular so take it easy and get ready to tap the brakes. it's the entire central valley that is socked in with fog. by 8:00 a.m. still dealing with a fair amount of cloud cover but overall looking good by 1:00 p.m. the warmest day of the week. the rain arrive
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Nov 23, 2012 4:30am PST
you out with your holiday shopping list. >>> a live look outside, city by the way. san francisco, friday, november 23rd. this is "today in the bay." >>> well, good morning to you. are you stuffed from all that turkey? it's about 4:31. i'm marla tellez in for jon kelley. >> good to have you, marla. i'm laura garcia-cannon. lots to get to. let's first check that forecast with christina loren. >> good morning to you. black as night out there. shoppers are just starting to make their way out that front door. grab your heaviest coat, it's cold out there this morning. 50 degrees in san francisco. black friday deals still coming down the line. as we head throughout the morning hours we'll take a look at what you can expect. a lot of people will be traveling as well. we've got some major changes coming to your forecast. so stay tuned, we'll have that coming in just a bit. >> if you haven't been out shopping just yet, brace yourself for a lot of company. we've got a live look at the 280/880 interchange this morning near the valley fair mall in santana row in san jose. the mall has been op
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Nov 27, 2012 1:00am EST
time when our city has become ideologically rigid. it is clear if you look at our history that we only make progress when the compromise. we are such a big, diverse country, with some many different opinions. this is a bipartisan compromise. it is the beginning of a long, hard march back to fiscal responsibility. back to a balanced budget. what troubles me about it is that the bipartisan compromise represents a bipartisan agreement by each party to yield to the other party's most politically and ideologically sense of priorities. for democrats, it is to protect and had been spending. four republicans, it is to not raise taxes. the reality is we have got to do some of " if we are going to get our country back into balance. because this agreement does not really touch the entitlement programs, but tickly medicare, which is growing faster, bigger than any other government program, it puts all of the burden of getting back toward balance in our budget, on the so-called confectioneries spending on our budget, that is about one-third of federal spending. about 60% is the entitlement or
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Nov 28, 2012 5:00am PST
have had just a couple of sprinkles in the east bay. daily city, it was starting to sprinkle there, but nothing significant. we're right by the bay bridge toll plaza. normally when it's raining, you see the puddles. drivers going right through it. i think someone said it earlier, if you could leave now, we could certainly feel it in the air this morning. the wind advisory signs are not lit up yet, but you can feel the pull, at least on the san francisco side of the bridge. i spoke with the chp this morning and they're waiting for the weather to move in. they expect those advisory signs to go up very soon. they're showing it's not real science how they do this. chp officers let them know when it gets really windy on the bridges. the officers i spoke with, if it can blow your hard hat off, go ahead and light up those signs. i wanted to show you before we go. these are the american flags out here by the plaza. you can see them moving but certainly not stiff. we know the wind is heading your way. not too bad right now but you can certainly feel it coming. reporting live at the bay brid
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Nov 22, 2012 5:00am PST
don't seem aduate, the city may force chevron to redo them. chevron has said it will rebuild the unit to previous specifications, but will replace some vulnerable pipes with stronger metal. several members of the city council say they want to make sure chevron is focused on making safety improvements, not just fixing what's broken. >>> a san diego inmate the first to be released under california's revised three strikes law. that was approved by voters earlier this month. kenneth corely was serving 25 years to life on a record of nonviolent crimes, mostly burglaries, but he was released under the new rules in prop 36. now, prop 36 changed the law to require the third strike to be a violent or serious felony. the changes can be applied to inmates already sentenced under the three strikes law. >>> an oakland school board member still fighting to keep her seat weeks after losing on election day. alice spearman is challenging the results in court. she said her opponent, james harris, has no right to sit on the school board because of where he lives. harris lives in oakland but his neighbor
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Nov 23, 2012 6:00am PST
season. now that turkey day is done, bay area cities getting ready to ring in the christmas season. today the lights will be put up in san francisco for the eighth year in a row. -- 48th year in a row. ghirardelli square will light up its christmas tree and our own meteorologist christina loren will be there. that will be fun. >> you get to eat some good chocolate. >> a lot hopefully. hopefully i can put some in my pocket. what's really cool, though, my mom is going to be out there. i don't get to see her very often. >> hopefully she's up earl with us. >> hi, mom, my very best friend. so that's going to be very special. come on out, it's a free event. bring the kids. santa will make an appearance and chocolate, yes, chocolate will be out there as well. that's reason enough to head on out. i wanted to show you some live pictures and show you what you will be driving through. not a whole lot of traffic but we do have some haze and fog starting to develop. we're expecting light, patchy fog. we could find a little of that dense patchy fog at the immediate coast. i wanted to show you oa
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Nov 29, 2012 6:00am PST
we're going to be getting hit with back-to-back storms. in places like san jose, city workers are busy. they checked every one of the city's 26 storm water pumps to make sure they're working okay and they tell us they're ready to pump out rainwater from low-lying areas if need be. >> in the event that it does get more severe, we have crews on standby, crews ready to go and we'll be there ready to respond. >> reporter: we were fortunate during yesterday's storm because the damage was minimal. as we mentioned before, there were a few downed trees and power lines and car accidents. no real need for sandbags here. you can check for your local agency, whether it's county or city to find out where they have sandbags. this is typical of most places of the bay area and they are free for your use. reporting live here in san jose, bob redell, "today in the bay." >>> let's continue our weather coverage as we take a look at the forecast and when the next storm will hit. checking now with meteorologist christina loren. >> hey, good morning to you. yeah, you have a few hours to get outdoors, es
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Nov 28, 2012 11:00pm EST
infrastructure was impacted by a huge amount of damage. new york city is incredibly resilient. they are coming back well. they have about 95% of the city that was hit. i understand that mayor bloomberg will be in town today. the committee oversees and the transportation infrastructure i might also recall in the northeast corridor, when i became chair of the committee, in the northeast quarter, the progress we have made sense that hearing has took place, it is kind of interesting about choosing topics and we have to reflect the moment. a lot of people when they go home, they go to bed and they count sheep or read a novel. i had a great article about amtrak. i thought it was quite interesting, particularly interesting because it outlined some of the work that amtrak has been doing regarding its reorganization and the structural management -- the way that amtrak is structured, that led me to say that the committee really needed to look at where we are in this whole process and where we have been. amtrak is a global corporation. i was intrigued by a comment that joseph boardman, as the
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Nov 28, 2012 7:30am EST
avoidance. they presided over a system where people in the city were paying less taxes than their cleaners and the government has sorted out. >> not to be remembered as the prime minister introduced regulation of the press, an essential part of a free democracy. would you agree with me that regulation derives -- you are pregnant or not pregnant. you either have state regulation or you don't. there is no alternative third way. >> i would agree with my hon. friend. is it a free press? absolutely vital for free democracy? we should recognize all the press has done and should continue to do to uncover wrongdoing, stand up to the powerful. whatever changes we make we want a robust and free press in our country. >> research by the charity save the children, reveals shockingly that in our country when seven children does not have a warm coat this winter. the government is cutting child benefits support to 100,000 families who look out for disabled children. whenever our views on how our economic problems were brought about, surely it cannot be right that the poorest and most vulnerable hay -- [sh
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Nov 26, 2012 10:00am EST
with city they want this. they want that. they constantly what more documentation. they tell me they are doing more pureed then they call me up and tell me i do not qualify because of this reason for that reason. what can i do to modify my mortgage? my income is down substantially we did not do any of these loans. we did fixed loans. we cannot do any more right now because the government came around and change the rules. what i do to modify my mortgage? >> i wish i had an answer. your story sounds very similar to hundreds of other of the borrowers. there is a lot of confusion. i do not know really what to offer other than to check out the resources that lender consortium has put together. it is unfortunate that ithere have been a lot of modifications. host: thank you so much for being here. that is your money segment where we look at how taxpayer dollars are spent. we were look more on that on future mondays. we will be back at 7:00 tomorrow. we now go to the american enterprise institute which is holding a panel on a for-profit and federal education. [captioning performed by nationa
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Nov 22, 2012 6:00am EST
want to get married, you go down to city hall and you to get a license. if the property arrangement. the concept of marriage in this country is so overlaid, with religious dimensions of it. i think that my thoughts are, you know, they are not really about the current political movement in this country. the degree to which we are an extremely conservative religious sense of marriage and family -- it isn't just about the moynihan report. it isn't just about blacks and single mothers getting married. it was a moment that we have lost in the women's movement where you could, you know, have a life of chosen partners dividing property for the sake of very specific purposes of certain kind of benefits. but it was a little bit beside the point. if you want a religious endowment god's blessing, you know, you go and get married. i do see marriage. i see it as a kind of property transfer. i also think when you think of it as a civil union, it clarifies other things, like the lack of benefits we have generally. the lack of them in society. i am so concerned about this argument of people who get
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Nov 27, 2012 6:00am EST
shift worldwide. for the first time as of last year, more people live in cities. and that trend is accelerating. and if you look at great societies in places like africa, what does that mean for us in terms of demographics, in terms of resources? i think these changes are going to accelerate, and we need to be better prepared for that across the board. so those are sort of three large, general chunks that i think we should focus on. >> focus a little tighter for a minute. >> uh-huh. >> you have been quoted as saying that there are very likely as many or more spies working against u.s. interests inside the u.s. as there were during the cold war. >> yeah. >> which was a head-snapping quote when i read it. who are these people? and what are they after? >> well, i don't know that. that's my best guess. >> yeah, a guess. >> i've been out of government for six years, but if you look at the value of intelligence, the importance of intelligence, and then you look at the expenditures and the resources by china, by russia, by others -- >> uh-huh. >> -- and what for them is one of their bigge
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Nov 26, 2012 11:00pm EST
when the syrian regime brutally recrushedded that rebellion centered in the city of hamas and killed, according to the claims of the regimes, 38,000 people in a 27-day campaign in the months of february in 1982. the people felt if they back off, they would be punished because in the 80s, after 82, the next following years, they punishedded them collectively, about 80,000 forcibly disappeared people whose files are still not closed, and thousands and thousands of prisoners of conscious. the syrians felt they have to continue at any cost. when help doesn't come, the idea of defense formed in the movement itself, and so those soldiers defecting from the army started creating small groups to defend, in fact, initially what they called the peacefulness of the revolution, and so they went around buildings because that's where snipers used to shoot peaceful protesters, but as an author said, defense is the first act of war. what happened is that in order to achieve this defense of civilians, the small groups, which increasingly also became joined by civilians who took up arms to defend the
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Nov 21, 2012 6:00am PST
busiest travel days of the year. take a look at this packed security line. new york city. this is from la guardia's airport this morning. if you're about to take off on your own on a holiday getaway, congratulations. we have a team in place with what you need to know before you head out the front door. mike is watching the roads, christina is watching the forecast. we start with christy smith live at sfo. a lot of people have been sleeping there overnight trying to catch their morning flight. >> reporter: sleeping, watching movies. trying to pass the time. people starting to double park here at the curbside drop-off. security lines getting much longer inside. frustrating delays here yesterday. i just spoke with the manager and he tells me so far, so good this morning. they're on time but many travelers just said, you know what, i'm not taking any chances. they got here early enough to sleep in the terminal as the security gates opened this morning. terminal 2 is the busy place with virgin america having several early flights this morning. this year, sfo expecting a record passenger rat
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Nov 28, 2012 4:30am PST
to report. >>> in the meantime, daily city crews home the hillside collapse will hold up in the coming rain. city managers says they've spent nearly half a million dollars to shore up that hillside after a water pipe broke. crews have been working to replace soil and plants that were washed away in that slide. they say the hillside is still being monitored. >>> in the north bay, people working until that rain starts falling. a lot of them getting out yesterday to fill up their own sandbags. one woman telling us she plans to line her garage to keep that water out. >> we just want to prepare because we see water coming under the garage door. if it keeps coming down, who knows what could happen. >> we can tell you other people in that area are worried about all the leaves clogging the storm drains and causing flooding out there. a long list of people buying lante lanterns, flashlights and batteries. now, our very own storm watch coverage continues all morning long. we invite you to send in your weather photos and your video clips to newstips@nbcbayarea.com. christina is tracking th
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Nov 28, 2012 6:00am PST
rain. construction vehicles and hay baels now line the street. the city has spent nearly half a million dollars to shore up that hillside. crews have been working to replace soil and sand watched away in the slide. >>> because the storm is going to be giving you a view of the forecast, let's check in with christina. >> a big area. a lot of ground to cover. the heaviest rain has not yet arrived. we're just getting the lighter rain at this point. you want to travel cautiously. most of the roadways across the north bay and along the peninsula are wet at this point. we're still relatively dry at san jose. that extends all the way to freemont. as we head through the next couple of hours, we are going to see the bulk of the moisture come through. the winds are going to pick up. just as we're noticing. at 25 miles per hour. we are getting gusts to 40 miles per hour. that's enough to knock you around in the higher elevations and over our open water bridges. so keep that in mind this morning. what you can expect in the next few days. first rounds of heavy wind and rain. then round number
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Nov 26, 2012 5:00am PST
community meetings gets under way today where city leaders hope to get feedback from local neighborhoods on what they want in a new chief. damian trujillo is live at the berryessa community center where the first of the meetings will be held tonight. damian, good morning. you're already hearing about some possible candidates for the job? >> reporter: yeah, we hear about a couple of people who might be interested in applying for the police chief position. i'm give you those names in just a bit. this meeting tonight is at 6:30. no one is denying that fixing this ship or righting this ship is going to be an easy task. the new chief will have to deal with lower morale and a dwindling budget, so it will be a tough task. a few months ago chris moore announced he'd be retiring by january 31st. he leaves a department that is nowhere near the staffing levels he feels are needed to keep the city and his officers safe. the new chief will have to come in and play a political card game basically, working with the city manager and the mayor on the police budget. but he or she will also h
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Nov 27, 2012 6:00am PST
of town and it has been known to flood so the city has made sandbags and sand available to residents free of charge in preparation for the storm which is expected to start tomorrow. last time there was a problem with flooding here was in 2008, but the real devastating flood was in december of 2005 when the san anselmo creek flooded the streets of downtown san anselmo and many local businesses were under water. the reason this next storm is a concern here is because here in the north bay they're expecting 4 inches of rain during a matter of several days and those are exactly the kinds of conditions that can be trouble for san anselmo. the town is doing what it can do to prepare. storm drains have been cleared and city crews are ready to keep those clear once the rain starts tomorrow of the the downtown businesses don't have the sand bags out just yet, though we do expect that to change later today. live in san anselmo, monte francis, "today in the bay." >>> stormy weather will be widespread throughout the bay area. let's continue our coverage now with meteorologist christina loren. >>
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Nov 21, 2012 5:00am PST
you. >> we'll check back with you. bay area city talking about designated locations for the homeless to camp out in their cars. we'll have details next. >> plus, back up for sale. the twinkie looking for a new home. we'll have details in a live report. >> not a piece of cake. also, we will look at hewlett-packard second day in a row as we deal with the shortened trading week on wall street. >>> it is the last full day of trading this week. scott mcgrew says the last full day for investors -- hewlett-packard stock. >> the latest implosion. the palo alto company shares fell 12% tuesday in very active trading to close at lows we haven't seen in a decade. this, a day after ceo meg whitman says hewlett-packard had been tricked when it bought british company autonomy last year. hp alleges autonomy lied about its financials. a charge one of the former officers at autonomy denies. a disaster big enough that in any other company it probably would have forced the ceo to step down. at hp, that's about the last thing the company needs. because ceos getting fired or stepping down is one of its bi
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Nov 23, 2012 5:00am PST
moments. >>> and a live look at the city by the bay. san francisco all lit up. 'tis the season. that's just a stunning shot on this friday, november 23rd, black friday. this is "today in the bay." >>> good morning to you. it is 5:00, i'm marla tellez in for jon kelley. >> and i'm laura garcia-cannon. a fire captain is recovering this morning after fracturing his neck while battling a three-alarm apartment fire in san jose. it broke out at the kimberly woods complex on willowleaf drive. that is where christie smith joins us live with more on the captain's condition and the damage to that apartment complex. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, laura. i just spoke with the captain on scene here in san jose and he said that that firefighter will be kept overnight for observation. he said that he was hurt when falling sheetrock actually hit him, but i wanted to show you what the scene looks like here this morning. a crew is still here on fire watch. they're telling me there is concern about the stability of the building from the fire and all the water that they actually p
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